New Delhi: A delegation of senior defence officials from the Ministry of Defence along with representatives from the public and private companies of the domestic defence sector is set to visit Brazil in the coming week to explore opportunities in the sector. According to MoD officials, the Indian delegation to Brazil will be led by the Additional Secretary of the Department of Defence Production Sanjay Jaju (IAS).
"The companies which will be part of the delegation include Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited, Bharat Dynamics Limited, Bharat Electronics Limited, Dhruva Aerospace, GRSE, Maharashtra Minerals Corporation Limited, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders, and others," a statement said.
The Indian delegation to Brazil will travel under the umbrella of FICCI and will visit Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, and Sao Paulo.
It is pertinent to mention here that India's defence export programme has already taken off well. India has entered into an agreement with the Philippines for the sale of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles. Philippine Secretary of Defense Delfin Lorenzana, in a notice of award on December 31 to BrahMos Aerospace Private Ltd, had detailed the Philippines' acceptance of the deal for $374 million. If it works out, it will be the first major Indian defence sale of indigenously produced equipment.
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